Who is Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks (Hebrew: יעקב צבי זקס‎, romanized: Ya'akov Tzvi Zaks; 8 March 1948 – 7 November 2020) was a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author, and politician.

He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he was the Chief Rabbi of those Orthodox synagogues, but was not recognized as the religious authority for the Haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations or for the progressive movements such as Masorti, Reform, and Liberal Judaism. As Chief Rabbi, Sacks formally carried the title of Av Beit Din (head) of the London Beth Din. At the time of his death, ...
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  • Mottlelinhart: “our shabbat is a religious institution, a memorial to creation, the day on which g-d himself rested. but it is also and essentially a political institution. shabbat is the greatest tutorial in liberty ever devised.” -rabbi jonathan sacks zt"l
  • Thejewishlink: rabbi lord jonathan sacks zt”l – the power of gratitude eikev • 5775, 5782
  • Charlestonrabbi: good religion worries less about getting people on earth to heaven and more worried about bringing heaven down to people on earth. (based on the teachings of rabbi jonathan sacks)
  • Slmgoldberg: "god loves us so much more than we love him." -rabbi jonathan sacks, z"l
  • Mottlelinhart: “to invoke g-d to justify violence against the innocent is not an act of sanctity but of sacrilege. it is a kind of blasphemy. it is to take g-d’s name in vain.” - rabbi jonathan sacks zt"l
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June Night In Washington
 by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey

The scent of honeysuckle,
Drugging the twilight
With its sweet opiate of lovers' dreams!
The last red glow of the setting sun
On the red brick wall
Of the neighboring house,
And the scramble of red roses over it!

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